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Apples And Peaches

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The tnonthly Horticultural Society'a meeting last Saturday was prended over by President J. Austin Scott. In the absence of Mr. Ganzhorn, Mr. Markham was chosensecretary. The different committees reported. ïhere are still some ('ruit growers who have postponed paying the small tax they owe to agencies employed for the transportation and distribution of their fruit. A. A. Crozier, chairman of the committee on diseases of the peach tree, reported that the committee sent twigs of diseased peach trees to Mr. Erwin F, Smith, of the department of agriculture at Washington. Prof. Smith answered that he would be here at an early date to investígate the diseased trees. The report of the committee waa.accepted and the committee requested to continue. The discussion on prevention of washing in vineyards, opened by W. F. Bird, elicited a good many practical ideas. Mr. Tucker presented to the meeting some apple buds infested by a green louse, which bores holes into the heart of the bud, as the green grapevine beetles bore holes into the grapevinebud. Mr. Tucker is afraid that the erop of early apples at Ypsilanti is already destroyed. He addressed Prof. A. J. Cook, of the Agricultural College, in regard to the remedy. The professor recommends kerosene emulsión. Formula: " Dissolve in two quarts of water one quart of soft soap, or one-1'ourth pound of hard soap, by heating to the boiling point, then add one pint of kerosene oil, and stir violently forfrom thre to five minutes." This is best done by pumping the liquid into iteelf throngh a small nozzle, so that it shall be thoroughly agitated. This inixes the oil permanently so that it will never separate and can be diluted easily, at pleasure, by simply shaking or slightly sturing, after aüding the water to dilute it. As these lice seem to infest every apple tree at Ann Arbor and vicinity, perhaps all through the county, the kerosene emulsión should be applied by a forcé pump at once. H. C. Markham exhibited the following best medium and late varieties of potatoes: Emoire State, Syl van, Thunderbolt, White Flower, Bonanza, Morning Star, Fariña and Snow Queen. Many very important matters were discussed, especially by the president, whose experience in tree culture for four-score years is highly appreciated bv all horticulturists.


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